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Abstract

A bacterial strain, SL-1, capable of degrading trichloroethene was isolated from a laboratory enrichment in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington, USA. The material in the enrichments was derived from a soil sample from Seattle, WA, USA. Strain SL-1 was capable of using phenol as a source of carbon and energy. Chemotaxonomic, morphological, physiological and phylogenetic analyses showed that strain SL-1 is a member of the genus . The ability of strain SL-1 to utilize phenol and degrade trichloroethene, as well as other phenotypic properties and the results from a 16S rRNA phylogenetic analysis, led to the proposal of a novel species, sp. nov. The type strain is SL-1 (=ATCC BAA-742=DSM 44698). Trichloroethene and other chloroethenes are major pollutants at many environmental sites, and has biodegradation properties that should be of interest to environmental microbiologists and engineers.

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